Covid vaccine will be mandatory for some college students

The list of colleges and universities planning to require students be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 is growing.

Already, Cornell University, Rutgers University, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, and St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas, have said vaccinations will be mandatory for students before returning to campus in the fall.

“Medical and religious exemptions will be accommodated, but the expectation will be that our campuses and classrooms will overwhelmingly consist of vaccinated individuals, greatly reducing the risk of infection for all,” Cornell President Martha Pollack and Provost Michael Kotlikoff said in a statement.

More institutions are likely to follow, according to Lynn Pasquerella, president of the Association of American Colleges and Universities.

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